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T-Mobile's CEO says reinventing himself was key to transforming the company's culture

In 2011, John Legere sat across from Deutsche Telekom CEO René Obermann to discuss the role of leading the company's struggling American branch of T-Mobile. Legere had just sold the previous company he led, Global Crossing Limited, for $3 billion to Level 3. He told Business Insider in a recent interview that he met with Obermann more as a favor to his headhunter than as an interested candidate, so he felt he didn't have anything to lose when he told his potential future boss that there was only one way he could keep failing: "Do exactly what you're doing — nothing.
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